Dog Days of Summer during Second Thursday Art Night at the Torpedo Factory Art Center
Second Thursday Art Night at the Torpedo Factory Art Center on Thursday, August 13, will put the dogs in Dog Days of Summer.
- 6 – 8:00 PM:
With a special map in hand, visitors can find artwork throughout the building featuring dogs (and cats). They may even encounter a few of the artists’ own dogs keeping cool in studios along the way.
Alexandria Archaeology Museum: Excavated bones of a dog tell the story of a pet’s life in Alexandria about a hundred years ago. More information can be found at this link.
- 6 – 7:00 PM; 8 – 9:00 PM: Annandale-based Alex W. Young brings his powerful vocals and poetic lyrics to the Torpedo Factory. Playing foot tambourine, harmonica, acoustic electric guitar, and singing, Alex is truly a one-man band. His set list mixes favorites in country, pop, classic rock, and oldies with Young’s own original compositions. Learn more about him at this link.
- 7:00 PM:
- Target Gallery: In Cloud Seeding, Texas-based Leigh Merrill takes thousands of photographs, videos, and audio recordings while exploring a city or neighborhood, then digitally assembles them to create her imaginary composite spaces. The result is a beautiful lie—reality that is slightly askew, familiar but emotionally detached. Meet the artist and jurors at 7 pm during the public reception. Leigh Merrill: Cloud Seeding is on view through Sunday, August 30.
- 7:30 PM:
- The Art League Gallery: Opening reception for two exhibitions in The Art League Gallery. Taking Shape, features juried 3D work by Art League artists. Visitor favorite ‘Scapes returns with landscapes, cityscapes, skyscapes, and more. Both are on view until Monday, September 7. More information is available via this link.
The August Second Thursday Art Night is generously supported by Your Dog’s Best Friend.